Some Favorite Forgiveness Quotes

In no particular order…

Dove with olive“Inner peace can be reached only when we practice forgiveness. ”
Gerald Jampolsky

“Always forgive your enemies – nothing annoys them so much.”
Oscar Wilde

“Forgiveness is a funny thing. It warms the heart and cools the sting.”
William Arthur Ward

“Forgiveness is the answer to the child’s dream of a miracle by which what is broken is made whole again…”
Dag Hammarskjold

“Forgiveness is the economy of the heart… forgiveness saves the expense of anger, the cost of hatred, the waste of spirits.”
Hannah More

Freedom and Power“Forgiveness is the giving, and so the receiving, of life.”
George MacDonald

“Forgiveness is the key to action and freedom.”
Hannah Arendt

“Forgiveness means letting go of the past.”
Gerald Jampolsky

“Genuine forgiveness does not deny anger but faces it head-on.”
Alice Duer Miller

“How does one know if she has forgiven? You tend to feel sorrow over the circumstance instead of rage, you tend to feel sorry for the person rather than angry with him. You tend to have nothing left to say about it all.”
Clarissa Pinkola Estes

“Forgiveness is me giving up my right to hurt you for hurting me.”

“How unhappy is he who cannot forgive himself.”
Publilius Syrus

Forgiveness Quotes: Broken Bridge

“He that cannot forgive others breaks the bridge over which he must pass himself; for every man has need to be forgiven.”
Thomas Fuller

“Humanity is never so beautiful as when praying for forgiveness, or else forgiving another.”
Jean Paul

“It takes one person to forgive, it takes two people to be reunited.”
Lewis B. Smedes

“Mistakes are always forgivable, if one has the courage to admit them.”
Bruce Lee

“One forgives to the degree that one loves.”
Francois de La Rochefoucauld

“People can be more forgiving than you can imagine. But you have to forgive yourself. Let go of what’s bitter and move on.”
Bill Cosby

“Thank you, God, for this good life and forgive us if we do not love it enough.”
Garrison Keillor

“The practice of forgiveness is our most important contribution to the healing of the world.”
Marianne Williamson

“The weak can never forgive. Forgiveness is the attribute of the strong.”
Mahatma Gandhi

Power of“There is no love without forgiveness, and there is no forgiveness without love.”
Bryant H. McGill

“When you forgive, you in no way change the past – but you sure do change the future.”
Bernard Meltzer

“You will know that forgiveness has begun when you recall those who hurt you and feel the power to wish them well.”
Lewis B. Smedes



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